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Orville Hicks: Jack Tale Teller


To celebrate a popular North Carolina tradition, acclaimed Boone, NC teller of tales Orville Hicks will perform a number of classic Jack tales such as “Jack and the Heifer Hide” and “Jack and the Giants.” On view during the reception will be the student-curated exhibition Corruption of the Innocents: Four Centuries of Cultural Alarm over Popular Children’s Books.

April 28, 2016
5 p.m. Reception and exhibition viewing
5:30 p.m. Program
Free and open to the public

Tiny Paintings: Handmade Artist Cards from the Charles Alston Collection


Greeting cards can be much more than a holiday photo or quick hello; for visual artists, they are small portable ways of sharing their art. On display are several pieces of greeting card artwork from mid-century American artists, including prominent African American artist Charles Alston, whose papers reside in the Southern Historical Collection. These intimately crafted, often limited-edition pieces demonstrate how artists kept in touch with their peer networks and refined their technical skills through the medium of greeting cards.

Through April 29, 2016
4th Floor Exhibit Space
Free and open to the public

From Frock Coats to Flip-flops: 100 Years of Fashion at Carolina


In 1900 the properly dressed Carolina student ordered his clothes from a tailor and wore shirts with stiff collars. During the ensuing hundred years campus dress became increasingly less formal, and by the year 2000 classrooms were filled with students in T-shirts and flip-flops. This exhibition explores the stylistic shifts that took us from collared to casual, and what these changes — big and small, gradual and sudden — reveal about twentieth-century student life at Carolina.

Through June 5, 2016
North Carolina Collection Gallery
Free and open to the public

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